I only see Schultz and maybe Swita as a small forward. Agree a major upgrade would hlep a lot
Yeah, I was thinking that was a weakness but I couldn't pick who to drop for Lobb. Maybe Tabs but he deserves his current spot in the team, despite his brain fartiness. As for mid rotations, well, my thinking was having minutes for Erasmus, Walters, Aish, Tucker, Chapman in there. But as said, the increased depth means it's not wrong to rejig the lineup to suit different setups. Good times.Not a bad team, might be slightly short on some midfield rotations with only Walters/Mundy/Tucker real options for on-ball not already in there, plus Henry to do some wing minutes.
The other main weakness is who chops out for Sean Darcy in your team, Tabs?
That would leave a pretty average situation if either of them copped a mid-game injury, only Treacy and potentially Cox as tall forward line targets.
Pretty good team there mate. That forward half actually looks pretty good!
With our injuries I’d be surprised if all of them will be available all season.Pretty good team there mate. That forward half actually looks pretty good!
IMHO you can't have all of Hamling, Cox, Pearce, Logue and Chapman in the same team. It's just too top-heavy. At least 1 will be at Peel, maybe 2.
I'd be pretty furious if Lobb gets to the point where he's not best 22. The guy would be getting 700,000 to play WAFL. If that's the thinking we definitely should have traded him.
Do you think the forward line have like for likes?With our injuries I’d be surprised if all of them will be available all season.
Also think Lobb, Tabs, Treacy should be first picked. Sturt, Erasmus can play medium to small.
Only way we get better is that the small forward competition is
Same with Sonny, teamwork has to gel to turn points into goals. That means being disciplined, playing as a unit and ensuring our forwards create space.
Coming from WC I’d expect Graham to want a similar forward structure.
Well Tabs should be around 40 goals, Lobb 30, Treacy the same. But I expect Darcy to be more dangerous resting.Do you think the forward line have like for likes?
My point really is that we don't have the players to structure up as WC do, and we won't be sitting around waiting for Amiss to transform into Kennedy. He'll need to come up with a structure that fits who we do have.Well Tabs should be around 40 goals, Lobb 30, Treacy the same. But I expect Darcy to be more dangerous resting.
So hard to gauge due to injury, but Walters in form is our talisman.
Sturt and Erasmus are first round quality. Amiss as a tall to take time.
Obviously over a long period WC forwards stats are a bar set too high, but How long does Kennedy have?
We are in uncharted waters, Freo have never had so many options.
WC play tall in the forward line, Dees maybe are a better scope of what we could achieve.My point really is that we don't have the players to structure up as WC do, and we won't be sitting around waiting for Amiss to transform into Kennedy. He'll need to come up with a structure that fits who we do have.
Injuries aside our forward line has a lot of upside.
Lobb has been poorly utilised and our talls as a group seem to conflict rather than co-operate. Taberner is in career best form and has been for 2 years, Lobb presents as a nightmare for defenders, and Treacy is a workhorse who wants to impact every contest.
Walters, Schultz and Switkowski should be very capable as a small contingent.
Defensively we are dreadful forward.
All of those things I will place in the poor coaching basket for now.
Sturt and Erasmus would excite any forward coach and add mismatches and x-factor.
Two is plenty, especially given Walters will be there for a couple more years.
I can't see any more than one of the others fitting in other parts of the ground, most likely Henry.
While Serong was considered a Robbie Gray clone in his junior days. I would like them to increase his ground time a bit and play him forward for brief spells. Mundy can also play as a tall small forward if that makes sense as he is terrific at roving packs. If we play Walters a bit onball then rotate Mundy and Serong forward I think that would make us a bit more unpredictable. I loved Serong flying for marks when he first came into the team playing mostly forward. https://www.afl.com.au/news/44315/robbie-gray-clone-shines-as-vic-country-thumps-alliesI only see Schultz and maybe Swita as a small forward. Agree a major upgrade would hlep a lot
I think we can be patient with Johnson, and look longer term. We have some depth on the wings, or players who could be moved in a pinch.Looks great. He is being held back a bit compared to Erasmus who is doing everything. At least in training Johnson appears to be playing wing. He looks athletic as advertised and is a wonderful laser kick in open space from what Ive seen.
Best field kick in the AFL. Or bloody close!I know it's sacrilege to ask, but why is Mundy a shoe in? We may not see his mix of strength and skill again at this club for some time, but those legs are tiring and he applies less defensive pressure than an Argentinian soldier stationed on the Falklands.
I hope this year is the year he is pushed out by guys that may never be close to as good as Mundy but who are part of a future premiership team that he unfortunately won't be.
This topic is already infecting the pre-season thread. Maybe we could isolate it there unless it is specifically relevant to another topic.Firstly, apologies if this post should be elsewhere.
All politics aside, there is a thread for that, how do people see the 2022 season unfolding?
Given the news in the BBL today where 7-8 players from one team and 4 or 5 from another have been found to be Covid positive I simply can’t see how a team sport such as ours, uniquely with so many participants, is going to be able to function throughout an entire season.
I think it will make us long for the hubs of 2020 and 2021 (only from a footy perspective) but given Covid is likely to be rampant everywhere who knows?
Sorry to sound like Chicken Little but I think this season is going to be unmanageable. I guess the AFLW will be a pointer but I just cannot see how the AFL will find a way through. At best a shortened season of 17 games, maximum?
I know it’s an exercise in crystal ball gazing, thoughts?